October 3 - 24, 2020
From the Cedars Union:
“This October The Cedars Union, a nonprofit art incubator, will launch Look Club, a new four-part program that invites the public to draw observationally, focusing on a chosen subject each week. The subjects – Still Life, Landscape, Figure Drawing, and Architecture – will be led by a local artist who incorporates those subjects or themes in his or her work. The session begins with an artist talk, followed by two-and-a-half open hours of drawing or painting from life, whether chosen by the participant or constructed by The Cedars Union.
On Saturdays from Oct. 3-24, the general public is invited to bring a chair, blanket, easel or any desired art materials and draw from life. The events run from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with artist talks running from approximately from 11:15-11:30 a.m. The cost to participate is $5, which includes discounted admission to Dallas Heritage Village, located at 1515 S. Harwood St. in Dallas.
“I know we’re all getting a little tired of our screens,” said Cedars Union Marketing and Program Manager Adrienne Lichliter-Hines. “We hope Look Club will allow people to reconnect to physical space and action. Observational drawing is a core piece of art education, and whether you’re a novice or working artist, it’s a meditative act to slow down and force yourself to look carefully – ‘art push-ups,’ as a friend of mine once called it.”
The four-part program also pairs classic drawing subjects with local and contemporary artists to underline how these practices live on today. Local artists participating include Francisco Moreno, Erica Huddleston, Danielle Georgiou Dance Group (DGDG), and Peter Ligdon.
Look Club is open to all levels but does not offer deliberate instruction. Below is the schedule of events. (See end of release for additional background info on the artists.):
- The Oct. 3 program launches with Still Life Drawing featuring an artist talk with Francisco Moreno, a Mexican-American artist who lives in Dallas and Mexico City.
- The Oct. 10 event features Landscape Drawing with an artist talk by Erika Huddleston, an artist who focuses on the study of nature in urban settings.
- The Oct. 17 session features Figure Drawing with an artist talk by Danielle Georgiou, a Dallas-based dancer, choreographer and video artist, plus posing and performance by the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group.
- The Oct. 24 event features Architectural Drawing with an artist talk by Peter Ligdon, a Dallas-based artist and university instructor.
Dallas Heritage Village (DHV) is a living history museum located across from The Cedars Union on Ervay Street, set within Old City Park, Dallas’ first city park created in 1874. The grounds feature turn-of-the-century buildings and houses, green lawns and shady live oaks. In open air and expansive grounds this gathering offers participants the ability to meet safely, with drawing areas being spread out to enable social distancing.
Visit cedarsunion.org for the latest information about Look Club dates and programs.”
Special event: October 3, 2020 | 11 am – 2 pm
Still Life Drawing featuring an artist talk with Francisco Moreno
Special event: October 10, 2020 | 11 am – 2 pm
Landscape Drawing with an artist talk by Erika Huddleston
Special event: October 17, 2020 | 11 am – 2 pm
Figure Drawing with an artist talk by Danielle Georgiou. 1:30pm, performance of Under/Foot, by Danielle Georgiou Dance Group, Dallas Heritage Village, 1515 S. Harwood St.
Special event: October 24, 2020 | 11 am – 2 pm
Architectural Drawing with an artist talk by Peter Ligdon
1201 South Ervay Street
Dallas, 75215 TexasGet directions